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Azuri Technologies and Energise Africa launch latest UK crowd campaign to raise £2.5m for solar in Africa

New investment of £2.5 M will extend pay-as-you-go-solar to 100,000 more people in Africa and accelerate the achievement of UN SDG 7 London: Azuri Technologies, a leader in pay-as-you-go solar in Africa and crowdfunding platform Energise Africa today announced the latest phase of debt financing from UK impact investors to deliver affordable, clean energy and […]

JUMEME breaks ground on solar mini-grid project in Tanzania

JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd. brings hybrid solar power to widespread off-grid Tanzanian communities through a cost-effective and reliable mini-grids setup. Tanzania: RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer and majority shareholder of JUMEME Rural Power Supply Ltd., announced today that construction of the first phase of its ambitious solar-hybrid mini-grid project in Tanzania was […]

Azuri GrowFast solar irrigation system named winner of UN Uganda renewable energy fund

Kampala, Uganda: GrowFast, the pay-as-you-go solar irrigation solution from Azuri Technologies, has been named a winner of the Uganda renewable energy fund launched by the UN CleanStart programme and Embassy of Sweden. More than 200,000 people across Uganda are set to benefit from the energy fund and clean energy solutions including Azuri’s GrowFast solar irrigation system. […]

Green Energy, Spurned by Zuma, Back in Vogue in South Africa

With South Africa’s state electricity utility in dire financial straits and straining to meet demand, the government has reverted to courting independent renewable energy producers to help power the continent’s most industrialized economy. President Cyril Ramaphosa, his Energy Minister Jeff Radebe and the Treasury have all recently heralded solar and wind-powered plants as the answer […]

African Development Bank in action in East Africa to provide continuous electricity supply to 1 million households

From Kenya to Tanzania, from Uganda to Ethiopia, the familiar sound of petrol and diesel generators is about to disappear from the daily lives of millions of Africans. These East Africa countries have faced regular major power cuts since the early 2000s. But this is about to change; inhabitants of these countries are on the […]

Eskom Crisis Worries South African Renewable Energy Power Producers

Renewable energy players fear power-purchase deals could be renegotiated. South Africa’s wind industry this month attempted to deflect a threat to renewable energy interests caused by troubles at state utility Eskom. A renegotiation of terms with successful bidders from the first two rounds of the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) would […]

South Africa: Renewable Energy Program Attracts R209.4 Billion To Economy

The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPP) is making a significant impact on the economy, job creation, community upliftment, economic transformation and climate change. The REIPPP is a competitive tender process that has been designed to facilitate private sector investment into grid-connected renewable energy generation. In a short, 8-year period it has attracted […]